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The Anti-Cool Girl by Rosie Waterland. Book Review.

The Anti-Cool Girl by Rosie Waterland. Book Review.

“Your second set of parents will abandon you. Damn.” Rosie Waterland in The Anti-Cool Girl   The Anti-Cool Girl is a memoir unlike any other. Chapter titles…

When Michael Met Mina by Randa Abdel-Fattah. Book Review.

When Michael Met Mina by Randa Abdel-Fattah. Book Review.

Michael: I wear my politics like hand-me down clothes: some bits feel like they don’t fit me properly, but I expect I’ll grow into them, trusting that…

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon. Book Review.

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon. Book Review.

“Soon Sabhi, the people out there will remember us. Soon they’ll see that living in here isn’t living at all. We just need to show them who…

A Cardboard Palace, by Allayne L. Webster

A Cardboard Palace, by Allayne L. Webster

“Lately I don’t feel like I belong anywhere – least of all to the people back in the village, or those in camp No Man’s Land.” Allayne…

See What I Have Done, by Sarah Schmidt

See What I Have Done, by Sarah Schmidt

Lizzie Borden took an axe And gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, She gave her father 41. So goes the popular children’s…

The Stella Prize 2017: The Winner and My Thoughts!

The Stella Prize 2017: The Winner and My Thoughts!

The Stella Prize celebrates Australian women’s writing, both works of fiction and non-fiction. The 2017 winner was announced last night. Congratulations to Heather Rose, author of The…

The Stella Prize 2017: My Predictions!

The Stella Prize 2017: My Predictions!

The winner of The Stella Prize for 2017 will be announced this evening! I have read and reviewed all six of the shortlisted books and have some…

The Hate Race, by Maxine Beneba Clarke

The Hate Race, by Maxine Beneba Clarke

“I learned to stay quiet. I learned that nobody much cared. I learned that it was probably my fault anyway, and that what they were doing to…

The Mother’s Promise, by Sally Hepworth

The Mother’s Promise, by Sally Hepworth

“There’s nothing more calming in difficult moments that knowing there’s someone fighting with you” Mother Theresa A quote used by Sally Hepworth in The Mother’s Promise  …

Poum and Alexandre: A Paris Memoir, by Catherine de Saint Phalle

Poum and Alexandre: A Paris Memoir, by Catherine de Saint Phalle

Poum and Alexandre is a memoir, but has characters so unusual and unique you could easily mistake them for originating somewhere within the novelist’s imagination. Catherine de Saint Phalle…

The Museum of Modern Love, by Heather Rose

The Museum of Modern Love, by Heather Rose

“Art will wake you up. Art will break your heart. There will be glorious days. If you want eternity you must be fearless” Heather Rose, in The…

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Lincoln in the Bardo, and why I didn't finish it!
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The Anti-Cool Girl by Rosie Waterland.
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Rosie first came to fame as the writer of the popular and hilarious recaps of Australia's The Bachelor on Mamamia.
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I highly recommend this book and her podcast called Mum Says My Memoir Is A Lie.
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